CCLI 2018 – On Friday June 1, 2018 the California Conference on Library Instruction will return to the University of San Francisco.
The 2018 conference theme is Library Instruction by Design: Using Design Thinking to Meet Evolving Needs.
Design Thinking involves using a designer’s perspective to improve services through creative problem solving. A fundamental aspect of this process is that it is iterative, in that intermediate “solutions” are potential starting points that allow for experimentation and flexibility in piloting or revitalizing programs. Design Thinking allows for redefinition of the initial problem by stakeholders throughout all points of the design process. “The challenges facing librarians are real, complex and varied. And given the rapidly evolving information landscape, they need new answers, which requires new perspectives, new tools, and new approaches. Design thinking is one of these new approaches” (1).
Call for speaker proposals is underway with submissions due on Monday, October 23.